Relief from Allergies with Pet Dermatology
Allergies are a common condition for pets in Boynton Beach. Our warm Florida weather makes allergies a year-long affair with pollens from grasses, trees, and flowers a constant presence. For pets, allergies primarily mean itchy, irritated skin at which they scratch, causing skin damage and hair loss. At Colonial Animal Hospital and Colonial Gateway Medical Center, we are highly experienced in managing pet allergies and skin conditions because of our history in this area and commitment to our pet community. Our pet dermatology services help to relieve the itch and manage allergy outbreaks.
Is your pet scratching more than normal? Schedule a visit to get them relief!
What Causes Pet Allergies?
Pets can be allergic to many of the same things we are. The most common allergens are environmental, but pets can also be allergic to materials, chemicals, and food ingredients. Allergens may include:
- Pollens (from flowers, trees, and grasses)
- Mold spores
- Dust and dust mites
- Fleas (flea allergy dermatitis)
- Animal dander
- Materials (plastic, rubber, certain fabrics, etc.)
- Chemicals (cleaning products, detergents, etc.)
- Food ingredients (eggs, beef, poultry, pork, etc.)
Signs Your Pet May Have an Allergy
- Excessive scratching, licking, and grooming
- Red, irritated skin
- Chewing their paws
- Hair loss
- Watery eyes